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History of The Christ of the Lanterns

The Christ of the Lanterns - The Capuchinos and the Christ of the Lanterns square

The city of Cordoba can be considered from different points of view: for its urban layout, for its buildings, for its squares, etc., which structure and conform the personality of the city, which are symbols of what it was and what it is.

In the 18th century, Cordoba registered a large implant of religious orders, being the most popular amongst them all, the “Franciscan Capuchins”, of which “Fray Diego José de Cádiz” was a member, who inspired the popular monument of the “Cristo de los Desagravios y Misericordia” also known as the “Cristo de los Faroles” (Christ of the Lanterns), created by “Juan Navarro León” in 1794. It is an awe-inspiring sight specially at night time, when it is lit up by the lanterns that surround it.

Located in one of the most beautiful and mystic squares of Cordoba, is the “Plaza de Capuchinos” (the “Capuchinos” square), named after the austere Franciscan convent founded in 1629, which was built on the site where the marquis of “Almunia” had some houses.

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